February 20, 2009, Newsletter Issue #156: Starting an Uncooperative Electric Pressure Washer

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If your electric power washer doesn't want to start, don't give it a swift kick and call it a day. Check the following possible causes and solutions:

Plug is not well connected or electric socket may be faulty. Check plug, socket and fuses
The main voltage supply is too low. Make sure that main supply voltage is adequate.
GFCI has tripped, (if your washer has one.) Switch off the unit and allow motor to cool down. Release water pressure. Reset GCFI. Turn unit on.
ISS Instant Start/Stop or thermal relief has tripped. Restart unit. If applicable, reset GFCI.

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